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Sen. Ron Johnson Eyes Inclusion of National Cyber Director in NDAA

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to require the creation of a Senate-confirmed director role for national cybersecurity and wants the proposal to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Grant CISA Supoena Authority for Critical Infrastructure; Sen Ron Johnson Quoted

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., have introduced a bill that would authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to summon internet service providers for information, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. The bill would grant CISA subpoena authority to gather information of an ISP's customers suspected to be using vulnerable infrastructure.

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Bipartisan Senate Group Introduces Bill to Support Local Cybersecurity; Sen. Amy Klobuchar Quoted

Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Ron Johnson., Wis.., and James Lankford, R-Okla., have presented a bill that aims to bolster the cybersecurity of local governments via further implementation of the .gov domain. The DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act would task the Department of Homeland of Security to help local governments adopt the .gov for email addresses and websites, Klobuchar's office said Wednesday.

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Senate Introduces Supply Chain Security Training Bill

Sens. Gary Peters and Ron Johnson unveiled a legislation to help the government validate technologies that may allow potential espionage risks, Fedscoop reported Friday. The Supply Chain Counterintelligence Training Act seeks to train agencies in the detection of foreign cybersecurity threats in communications and information technology systems.

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Senate Panel OKs Government Reorganization Measure

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed on Wednesday a bill that would authorize the White House to implement a government reorganization plan, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sponsored the Reforming Government Act of 2018 that would allow Congress to clear reorganization proposals through a simple majority of 51 votes to accelerate passage of such plans.

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Four Senators Approach 13 Agencies to Address Year-End Binge Spending

Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.

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Elaine Duke: Budget Uncertainty Disrupts DHS Programs

Elaine Duke, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has told lawmakers that the lack of a long-term budget limits DHS’ capacity to carry out major programs and lessens manpower needed to address priorities, the Homeland Preparedness News reported Wednesday. Duke said at a Senate hearing on DHS reauthorization that continuing …

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